Alamance NAACP MLK March, Jan. 19, 2015 and area MLK Day events

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The Alamance NAACP will host a march on January 19th, 2015, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Participants will begin gathering for the march at 10:30 am, at Occasions, at 286 E Front St, Burlington, North Carolina. This March follows the MLK Breakfast, also at Occasions. (The breakfast is sponsored by the MLK Coalition of Alamance County.)

The march will begin at 11:00 a.m and end around 12:00 pm, in 2.5 miles, at North Park/Mayco Bigelow Community Center, at 849 Sharpe Road, Burlington, NC.

After the march, there will be a program at North Park. Transportation will be available from Occasions to North Park, as well as back to Occasions.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Noah Read at 336.260.4399 or email at attentionalamance@gmail.com.

The announcement is also available on our website at:

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and the Facebook event invite at:

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General MLK Day information is provided in this revised version of a Times News article from Sunday, January 10th, 2015:

“Numerous events are planned this week and next to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year, that’s Jan. 19. The civil rights leader was born Jan. 15, 1929.

The MLK Coalition of Alamance County will host Pastor Gary Williams of Sassafras Grove Baptist Church, Yanceyville, at 5 p.m. next Sunday at First Baptist Church, Apple Street, Burlington.

On Jan. 19, The MLK Coalition of Alamance County will also host Rev. Larry Covington of Burlington’s Ebenezer United Church of Christ to speak at the Martin Luther King breakfast, 8 a.m. at Occasions, 286 E. Front St., Burlington.

The Alamance NAACP march to North Park will follow the breakfast. Participants will gather at 10:30 a.m. at Occasions after MLK breakfast. The march begins at 11 a.m.

After the march, there also will be a program at North Park. Transportation also will be available from Occasions to North Park, as well as and back to Occasions.

AT ELON UNIVERSITY, speakers, service projects and a special College Coffee are among the programs planned.

The MLK Speaker Series will include Robert Jensen, a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas and author of several books, at noon, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday; Kip Fulbeck, an artist, spoken word performer, author and filmmaker who explores multiracial identity, at 6 p.m. Thursday; and Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of “How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm” and “Lucky Girl,” and a freelance journalist, at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 in Whitley Auditorium.

A day of service, “A Day ‘On!’” also takes place Jan. 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Greensboro.

The College Coffee on Jan. 20 will feature a performance by the African American Dance Ensemble of Durham.

At 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20, “Dear White People” will be shown in the LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center. This satire of race relations in the age of Obama won the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent.

A multifaith service takes place at noon Jan. 22 at the Numen Lumen Pavilion acknowledging that much of King’s work was rooted in his role as a religious leader.

A forum is planned for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Elon School of Law in Greensboro. It will feature law students, professors and alumni, as well as guests from the legal community, on the legal impacts, insights and implications of King’s work and vision.

Signups begin Monday for students to see “Selma” on Jan. 22 at the Carousel Cinemas at Alamance Crossing. Transportation and tickets are provided for the first 20 students who sign up at The Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education (Moseley 221). For more information, email Carla Fullwood at cfullwood@elon.edu.

The “Call to Action!” campus march begins at 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Boney Fountain, outside the Moseley North Carolina Center for Voter Education
. Students, faculty and staff will march to various stops around campus guided by student leaders and organizations.

Elon’s 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beloved Community Celebration was organized by the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education, Elon Teaching Fellows, the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, the Black Cultural Society, the National Panhellenic Council, DEEP, the Office of Student Activities, and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

For more information, visit www.elon.edu/E-Net/Article/104993, or call Jamie Butler, assistant director, Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education, at 336-278-7243.”

To view the original Times News article follow this link:

http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/martin-luther-king-day-events-1.423293

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